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14-year-old girl makes two Aces in one round during club championship

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This happens when a PGA Tour player makes a hole-in-one:

Imagine what might occur, then, if you score a hole-in-one at 14 years of age.

Nothing that unusual to be honest these days, but try getting two aces in one round.

On Tuesday, Calgary City News reported on Adele Sanford making that rare double during a Canmore golf club championship game.

According to the National Hole-In-One Registry the chances of an average player making a single hole-in-one are 12,000 to one, some four times as unlikely as a tour player, but the odds on making a pair in 18 holes work out a staggering 67 million to one.

According to the report in the Canadian magazine, Adele has been playing for around eight years but was understandably shellshocked as the historic feat occurred.

“Honestly, I think the first one I felt kind of lucky,” she said. “Like I got a lucky bounce or something like that. But, the second one, I hit a straight shot and I was very, very happy because that one, I felt like I proved myself.”

“Everyone else was screaming and jumping up and down, but I just stood there and smiled,” she admitted.

Global News also reported on the story, and were told that having approached the 15th tee, one ace in the bag, “They were like, ‘Imagine you get another hole-in-one. That’d be crazy,” she said. “By that point, everyone was watching. I hit that one dead straight, and I thought ‘Holy smokes, that’s going to go in.’ And it did.”

Her brother Lake, with whom she has a sibling golfing rivalry, was the first to get a text with the news. He told the local journal, “I was super shocked and proud, like, kind of teared up. I’m not going to lie. I teared up — which I didn’t think was going to happen, but I did.”

Lake also revealed his belief that no younger female golfer had ever accomplished this rare feat -“I want someone to come prove me correct or wrong,” he insisted.

Of course, Adele had to tell her mom, Kim, who admitted, “I got pretty teary when I found out it was true. I’ve been golfing since I was a kid and I’ve never hit a hole-in-one. It’s pretty amazing.”

She may not have won the tournament, but she stole a few column inches from the winner, and assured herself of a place in golf history.

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Beefed up Charlie Woods and his ‘PGA Tour quality swing’ sends golf fans wild

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Fresh off of the low round of his career (68) at the Notah Begay III Junior National Golf Championship, a Charlie Woods swing video has hit the internet.

Looking much bigger and stronger than he did at the PNC Championship last year, the video shows Charlie’s smooth swing.

In the tweet, Daniel Rapaport of Barstool Sports shares his opinion of the swing.

“Charlie Woods keeps getting purer. I mean this is a PGA Tour quality swing.”

Rapaport wasn’t the only one pumped up over Charlie’s swing either, with hundreds of golf fans excitedly reacting to the latest video.

For better or worse, expectations are sky high for the son of the 15-time major champion Tiger Woods.

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‘WTF is a FIGJAM?’ – Greg Norman left confused by golf fan’s jibe involving infamous Mickelson nickname

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Few golfers polarize their audience in the way Phil Mickelson does, which is why he is almost universally known as either Lefty or FIGJAM.

It’s the simplest thing to work out the first of the nicknames — despite being naturally right-handed, Mickelson plays golf in a southpaw fashion — but as for the unusual alternative, that’s best left to the dictionaries.

Collins English Dictionary explains it as Australian slang for ‘a very conceited person,’ but let’s get real. The acronym stands for ‘F***, I’m Good, Just Ask Me.’

In 2020, golf blog site lyingfour.com published an article detailing the pros and cons of the Mickelson experience, titling it ‘Phil Mickelson is not a nice guy’, and updated it a year later with the question, ‘Why is Phil Mickelson popular?’

Not that this is an attack on the brilliant winner of six majors, and a player that would have dominated golf for several years had it not been for a certain Tiger Woods. Indeed, for years he has been a fan favorite.

But for many of the players on tour, Phil has become something of an enigma, and not always in a good way.

From stories of his fraud case to legendary gambling, to what some consider a fake front to the smiling at every gallery, Phil divides opinion.

So, how did LIV CEO Greg Norman appear completely unaware of the FIGJAM moniker?

In a recent promo video, Norman is joined by Matt Jones, Marc Leishman, Wade Ormsby and Cam Smith to read and answer some questions and points sent in by viewers.

At one point, one viewer sends in his jibe:

“I might be mad but I think Greg Norman may be the biggest FIGJAM in the world. Just saying like…”

Unaware of what’s being asked, Norman asks, “What the f*** is a FIGJAM?!” before commenting, ‘He’s right.”

Ormsby comments he doesn’t agree with the comment, before the captain of ‘Team Australia’ and most recent major winner, Smith, calms the situation by ensuring his ‘boss’ that, “I don’t agree with that either, Greg, I think you do a great job, mate.”

They then drink to Team Aussie and, off camera, no doubt consider who the biggest FIGJAM may be.

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Immelman: McGinley apologized to me after saying Presidents Cup should be mixed event

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With the Americans ballooning to a -900 favorite prior to this year’s competition at Quail Hollow, most analysts believed the current version of the bi-annual event must be tweaked in order to remain relevant.

All year, Trevor Immelman has been listening.

“Blow this thing up,” he said. “They got to change the format. They got to cut the points. We got to bring the women golfers in.”

“I’ve had to listen to that crap for two years now,” The International team captain said.

Despite losing 17.5-12.5, most would agree that the Internationals did as good of a job as they could have in keeping the match competitive throughout the week. A Saturday surge kept what could have been a historic blowout from taking place.

On Claude Harmon III’s podcast this week, Immelman said that Paul McGinley of Golf Channel has apologized to him for helping drive the narrative that the current Presidents Cup doesn’t work as is, with the Irishman last week touting the idea that women should be included in the event.

“I appreciate the fact that they may be trying to think outside of the box,” he said. “But they need to come up with something else. And I hope Paul doesn’t get offended by me saying this, but he texted me on Monday. And he apologized for saying that on Live From.

“Because he realized what playing for the shield means to us. What having the opportunity to compete in the Presidents Cup against the Americans means to us. And he realized that, and he realized that his take was incorrect and he texted me to apologize. And I thanked him for having the guts to text me and to apologize and I thanked him for realizing how much that event means to us.”

Despite the International team making it somewhat competitive, there’s no denying that the American team has absolutely dominated the Presidents Cup since it’s inception.

The Americans are 14-1-1 all time in the Presidents Cup. This year, the International team looked to have arguably their strongest roster yet before Cameron Smith, Joaquin Niemann, Louis Oosthuizen, Abraham Ancer and Marc Leishman joined LIV Golf. With those players now ineligible, it’s hard to see a path for the Internationals to get markedly better by the time the event heads to Canada in 2024.

However, Immelman still believes no tweaks to the format are necessary.

“I find it disrespectful on all accounts, to be extremely honest with you,” he said. “I find it disrespectful to us as international golfers that are professional athletes that compete at the highest level week in and week out. We’re not scrubs. Are we as strong as the Americans? Doesn’t quite look like it right now. Have they kicked our butts in this event? They sure have. But there’s been some close calls. And so I find it disrespectful to us.”

The former Masters Champion also addressed the suggestion that the event should become mixed with men and women golfers in detail.

“I find it equally disrespectful to the women golfers. And here’s why. I don’t think women golfers need men to make them and their competitions relevant. Their competitions are already relevant. I sit down and watch every single shot of the Solheim Cup. Every single shot. It’s one of my favorite times of the year when that event goes on. I watched the U.S. Women’s Open. I watched the Women’s British Open a few weeks ago when South African Ashleigh Buhai came down the stretch, almost coughed it up and won in the playoff at Muirfield, matching Ernie Els’ win at the Open at Muirfield. Women don’t need men to make them relevant in sport. My family and I were glued to the TV when Serena Williams played her last match at the U.S. Open. She’s one of the greatest athletes to ever walk on the planet. So I find it disrespectful on all accounts when people come with that opinion.”

“Let’s leave the Presidents Cup and the International team alone, for now,” he said on the podcast. “And let us compete. And allow youngsters from Thailand and China and Japan and Korea and Australia and South Africa and Canada and all over South America, allow them to grow up with this as their goal, to be able to compete on this level.

“Because we are eventually going to win this event, I promise you.”

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